June 2, 2020

Picturing a New Life

NEW ROCHELLE, New York, March 9, 2020 – Michael P. sits in his kitchen holding an old photograph of two men in suits, one with his arm amiably around the other, smiling into the camera.  The other man wears a forced smile, clearly in...

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November 18, 2019

Synergies for Successful Prosthetics

Progressive Orthotics & Prosthetics own Sal Martella, CPO recently co-authored an article in Rehab Management with Robert Aranbayev, DPT of New York Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy on the model that they use to ...

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November 11, 2019

One-Legged Warrior

Long Island, New York, October 22, 2019 – Navy Submarine Veteran Rich D. cracks another one-legged man joke as he shows off his patriotic prosthesis donning an American flag and bald eagle.  Having lost his leg to diabetes one year a...

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July 9, 2019

Big Legs and Big Goals

QUEENS, New York, June 7, 2019 – Makeva B. sits comfortably in her bedroom, but her thoughts are miles away on a beach in the Bahamas. She’s planning a cruise with her best friend, three children, and her niece.  It will be Makeva’s ...

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June 12, 2019

RIGHT INGREDIENTS TO RISE

LINDENHURST, New York, May 22, 2019 – Robert “Bob” M. waits for another loaf of bread to rise in his home kitchen in Lindenhurst. He thoughtfully chose every ingredient that went into baking it, lovingly kneaded the dough and can s...

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July 23, 2018

Tony Walker – Mystery of the Missing Leg

My guess is almost all amputees have had some embarrassing moments involving their prosthetic. I can’t be the only one! Falling down, an innocent child staring at it, stepping someone’s foot without realizing it…. all of those have h...

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June 21, 2018

Hanging On a “Hopeful” Limb!

by Benson Amollo The joy that had marked my 33 years of existence had gone out the window. In a whim. Thanks to a New Jersey Transit train that on a rage, mowed me down chewing off most of what used to be my strong, right leg. I would se...

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